Thursday, 10 July 2014

Thursday Treat: Ribbon Cake

One of the good things about my first marriage was going up to the family's lakeside cottage on weekends during the summer.  The family matriarch was an excellent cook, and made many sweet treats that quickly disappeared.  Because the cottage had limited access to electricity she tended to take short cuts and used packaged mixes instead of making things from scratch but they were still yummy.  I chose this recipe for today, but unfortunately I don't have a photo of the finished dessert.

June's Ribbon Mousse Cake

To make this you will need:

Nine-inch by eleven-inch pan
Electric mixer
Mixing bowl and spoon

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 package instant chocolate mousse mix
1 package instant vanilla mousse mix
1 package instant strawberry mousse mix
1 package Dream Whip dessert topping
Chocolate sprinkles or chocolate powder

In a nine-inch by eleven-inch pan, spread the graham cracker crumbs evenly to form a base.
Choose which flavour of mousse to use first and prepare it according to the package directions.
Evenly spread the prepared mousse over the graham cracker base.
Chill for 20 minutes or until set.
Repeat for the other two flavours of mousse.
Prepare the Dream Whip topping and spread it over the layers of mousse.
Spread the powder or sprinkles liberally on top.
Chill once more for half an hour.

Suggested serving is a 3 x 2.5 inch piece.  Makes about 12 servings.


  1. It sounds delicious. I love chocolate. :-) Thank you for sharing the recipe.


    PS--We love Montreal too.

  2. This sounds like a yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing.